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Trojans maul Lions for first win

Staff writer

Hot off throwing a 42-36 scare at Class 3A stalwart Hesston to start the year, the Trojan football team faced a much easier road test Friday against Lyons.

In fact, Hillsboro would probably be hard-pressed to find an easier draw than the one the Lions provided.

While winning a game with 23 total yards isn’t entirely impossible, with five turnovers it is, and the Trojans were simply too much for the overmatched Lions to handle.

Hillsboro wasted no time pouncing on the Lions, erupting for 22 points right out of the gate, rolling to a 42-0 shellacking for its first win of the season.

Trojan quarterback Jorge Hanschu supplied 261 total yards with game-highs of 126 yards passing to go along with 135 on the ground and three rushing touchdowns.

Caleb Potucek added 69 yards from 7 carries, sparking the explosion with the first of two touchdowns on Hillsboro’s opening drive with a 34-yarder.

Potucek pushed the lead to 16-0 on the second drive after a two-point conversion, slipping in for the 5-yard score.

Hanschu had a hand in all four of Hillsboro’s touchdowns, scoring on a trio of 1-yard runs as well as connecting with Josiah Driggers for a 14-yard completion, which increased the margin to 34-0.

Darian Ratzlaff paced the receivers, hauling in seven passes for 78 yards as part of Hillsboro’s 351-yard onslaught.

The dominating performance was hindered by nine Trojan penalties for 105 yards and a ghastly 2-for-11 on third down.

Hillsboro opens its home portion of the schedule Friday, hosting 3A Haven.

Last modified Sept. 12, 2018

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